News of his death was confirmed by his wife to BBC Radio Lancashire.
Some sad news... The former comedian, TV and Radio Lancashire presenter Jim Bowen has died aged 80. pic.twitter.com/LuW0UFPr2w
— BBC Lancashire (@BBCLancashire)
March 14, 2018
The former deputy headmaster, who was born in Lancashire, began his career as a stand-up comedian on the club circuit in the 1960s.
He became a household name when he began presenting ‘Bullseye’ in 1981, which ran for 14 years until it was axed in 1995.
His catchphrase ‘look what you could have won’ - was uttered to unlucky contestants who missed out on the show’s star prize.
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